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Model Delivery Trends
November 14, 2019
The demand and appetite for model portfolios is rapidly increasing among investment advisors. A recent report released from Broadridge revealed that assets in model portfolios now stand at $2.7 trillion and are expected to double by 2023.
Credit Managers GIPS 2020
October 7, 2019
New York State Insurance Fund released an RFP last week seeking managers for up to $1 billion to be distributed across high yield corporate bonds, bank loans, CLOs, or some combination of all three asset classes.
Private Markets GIPS Compliance
September 6, 2019
The investor community increasingly demands that investment performance be calculated without the use of subscription lines of credit. ATP Private Equity Partners, the fund of funds arm of Denmark’s largest pension, has recently changed its due diligence process to request returns without the “flattering effect of subscription lines.”
August 29, 2019
On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced it had brought charges against an investment adviser in connection with a $105 million securities fraud in Pennsylvania.
GIPS 2020 Verification ACA Performance
August 22, 2019
Following the release of the 2020 GIPS Standards by CFA Institute on June 28, 2019, firms are encouraged to early adopt the new provisions. One such firm did early adopt, and ACA Performance Services is excited to announce we recently issued our first verification report under the 2020 GIPS Standards.
GIPS Compliance Alternative Asset Managers
August 7, 2019
The 2020 edition of the GIPS Standards was released on June 28, 2019. One of the major initiatives of the overhaul was to make compliance with the GIPS standards easier for alternative managers.
GIPS 2020 Release
July 1, 2019
After much anticipation from the investment management community, CFA Institute released the 2020 GIPS Standards on June 28, 2019. The newest version represents the most significant changes since the 2010 edition of the GIPS standards went into effect on January 1, 2011.
GIPS Compliance Alternative Asset Managers
June 25, 2019
Every few years, ACA Compliance Group and eVestment release a joint survey that queries industry participants on the value of compliance with the GIPS standards. One continual trend that we have noticed is an uptick in interest among alternative asset managers in the GIPS standards.
GIPS 2020 Credit Managers
June 4, 2019
Claiming compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) is gaining significant traction with credit asset managers due to the increased demand from institutional investors.
Industry Groups and Experts Align for Increased Transparency in Private Market Performance
May 9, 2019
Just when we thought the upcoming Uber IPO was the biggest news in private markets, we get a hot take from the Oracle of Omaha. At the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Warren Buffett noted “[w]e have seen a number of proposals from private equity funds where the returns are really not calculated in a manner that I would regard as honest; [i]f I were running a pension fund, I would be very careful about what was being offered to me.”
2019 GIPS Compliance Notification Form Now Available
February 21, 2019
Firms that claim compliance with the GIPS standards are required to notify CFA Institute of their claim of compliance. Each GIPS-compliant firm must submit the GIPS Compliance Notification Form by June 30 of each year.
APS 2018 review blog
December 27, 2018
With the New Year upon us, what better time to reflect on an unforgettable year? The last 12 months have been a period of remarkable growth and transformation across ACA’s Performance Division.